Blog Archive

How You Can Support Your Child’s Bone Health Oct 3rd, 2021

Your child’s bones grow very fast; you can see how much taller he is this year than last year. While his bones are growing so fast, how do you ensure that they are at peak health? It’s important to do so, because almost all bone mass is complete by age...

Who’s At Risk for a Rotator Cuff Tear? Sep 1st, 2021

Your shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in your body. You can rotate your arm 360 degrees in a full circle motion; you can’t do that with any other joint. Because it’s the most mobile joint, it’s also unstable. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the shoulder joint, called...

What Every Baseball Player Should Know About Elbow Pain Aug 3rd, 2021

Playing baseball, America’s sport, brings enjoyment but also risk of injury, as with any sport. Baseball players are especially prone to elbow pain because throwing the ball adds extra stress on the throwing arm. Our team of board-certified physicians at Urgently Ortho in Scottsdale, Arizona, provides expert care for children...

How to Avoid Overuse Injuries Jul 6th, 2021

It’s summer, and you’re enjoying physical activities. Are you starting to return to an activity or a workout program as your gym opens up after the pandemic? It’s important not to overdo it on the first week out if you’re resuming your spot on a tennis team or in an...

What Causes Stress Fractures in Children? Jun 15th, 2021

You’re probably familiar with stress fractures in adults, but did you know that stress fractures can occur in children? If you have an active child, and especially if he plays sports, it’s possible that he could develop a stress fracture.  The world of youth sports can begin as early as...

What to Do About Chronic Hamstring Pain May 3rd, 2021

Are hamstring injuries keeping you out of the game? When exercising or playing your sport, do you experience sudden pain that brings you to a stop? You can feel pain in the back of your thigh even when you’re walking. You may even see bruising in that area.  Don’t let...

What’s the Difference Between Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow Apr 1st, 2021

Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are both painful inflammatory conditions that cause weakness in your arms, wrists, and hands. While similar, the conditions affect different parts of your elbow and cause slightly different symptoms.  Our team of talented providers here at Urgently Ortho in Scottsdale, Arizona, are experts in repetitive...

Gout and Foot Pain: How to Find Relief Mar 1st, 2021

You have pain in a joint like you’ve never had before. It came on suddenly. Now it’s red and painful. You may have gout.  What is gout?  The No. 1 cause of inflammatory arthritis is better known as gout. Gout results from your body producing too much uric acid or...

How Stress Impacts Arthritis Feb 2nd, 2021

Stress is a universal fact of life. Perhaps you’re in the sandwich generation, taking care of children and parents. Maybe your job is high stress and requires long hours. Whatever the source, when your body is under frequent stress, it experiences physical changes. Those changes impact chronic diseases like arthritis. ...

Is Poor Posture Contributing to Chronic Pain? Jan 6th, 2021

Has your neck developed a “crick” so that turning your head to one side is difficult? Perhaps your shoulder aches for no good reason. It might be your back that’s causing you to reach for the pain relievers.  If you haven’t suffered a fall or sustained any other type of...

Why You Shouldn't Skip Exercise Rest Days Dec 7th, 2020

Exercise is critical for staying healthy, but can too much of it be bad for you? The answer is yes.  Our board-certified orthopedic surgeon, pain management physician, and regenerative medicine physician at Urgently Ortho in Scottsdale, Arizona, all see patients who have developed stress fractures and other types of overuse...

4 Common Causes of Ankle Pain Nov 5th, 2020

Your ankle hurts, and it’s difficult to walk. You’re favoring your other leg. Ankle pain has a host of causes. Don’t try to self-diagnose; it’s time to see a specialist.  Our board-certified orthopedic surgeon and musculoskeletal and regenerative medicine physician at Urgently Ortho in Scottsdale, Arizona, know how to diagnose...

Potential Causes of Knee Instability Oct 8th, 2020

Knee instability isn’t a minor concern. You don’t know when it might happen next, and it can easily lead to a fall that could result in a serious injury.  Our board-certified orthopedic surgeon and musculoskeletal specialist physicians at Urgently Ortho in Scottsdale, Arizona, can correctly diagnose the cause of your...

The Importance of Addressing Growth Plate Injuries Sep 6th, 2020

Childhood is often full of bumps and bruises. Lots of movement and activity can lead to falls and other accidents. When your child has a musculoskeletal injury, it’s important to get expert treatment. An injury to a growth plate can cause problems in the future if not properly treated. At...

Recognizing the Signs of a Stress Fracture Aug 11th, 2020

If you love sports and play your sport frequently, you’re susceptible to stress fractures in your feet and lower legs. A stress fracture, sometimes called a hairline fracture, is a tiny fissure in a bone.  Urgently Ortho in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializes in treating all types of orthopedic injuries, including stress...

How to Get the Right Orthopedic Care, Right Away Jul 14th, 2020

Are you searching for a facility that treats musculoskeletal pain and injuries quickly? Urgently Ortho is a full-service orthopedic clinic staffed by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and two  physicians board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management, one of whom also specializes in regenerative medicine. With this broad range of expertise, our...

Signs of a Torn ACL Jun 29th, 2020

Knee injuries can be particularly disabling; leg injuries can make it difficult to walk. If you’ve injured your knee badly, you may have torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It’s important to seek professional treatment right away so that you don’t damage it further.  Our board-certified orthopedic surgeon and musculoskeletal...

New office Hours May 25th, 2020

Effective June 8, 2020 our new business hours are as follows: Monday -9:00am to 5:00pm- No Walk-ins  Tuesday -9:00am to 2:00pm – admin day and not seeing patients. Wednesday -9:00am to 5:00pm - No Walk-ins Thursday -9:00am to 2:00pm - admin day and not seeing patients. Friday -9:00am to 5:00pm...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Elbow Pain May 13th, 2020

Your elbow performs many jobs during your life: Every time you lift an object, hug someone, cook a meal, or throw a ball, you use your elbow. When it’s not working properly, it’s time to see the doctor. Urgently Ortho in Scottsdale, Arizona, covers the gamut of orthopedic injuries and...

Knee Pain and Aging Apr 17th, 2020

As you’ve gotten older, your knees may have started to hurt. You don’t want to rely on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories; they can cause organ damage and other side effects. What can you do to keep your knees in good shape so that you can continue to enjoy activities such as dancing,...

COVID-19 Mar 26th, 2020

Our business hours will vary per day due to COVID-19. Please call ahead of time to make sure we are open, no walk-ins available for now and also let's be mindful about others and keep it minimum to one person per patient. Thank you kindly and stay safe.    DO...

Five Lifestyle Remedies to Ease Your Arthritis Pain Mar 11th, 2020

If you’re living with arthritis, some days are better than others. Sometimes flare-ups occur without warning. If you fall, you need medical attention. You might have to wait for hours in a hospital ER. Afterward, there’s always a huge medical bill. You now have another option.    Urgently Ortho is...

Overuse Injuries and What You Can Do About Them Feb 4th, 2020

You’ve noticed that your elbow has developed more and more twinges over the past few months. Perhaps your knee bothers you when you bend a certain way, and it’s getting worse. You need to see a doctor.  The team at Urgently Ortho, a walk-in clinic serving Phoenix and the surrounding...

Customize your orthopedic care with concierge visits Jan 9th, 2020

When you have an unexpected or chronic orthopedic injury, waiting at the doctor’s office or hospital emergency room can take hours of your time. This can lead to stress and more time that you’re in pain. Dr. Leah Brown at Urgently Ortho can decrease this wait time with her concierge medicine...

Closed for lunch Jan 8th, 2020

Beginning January 20, 2020 we will be closing for lunch Monday-Friday from 12:30 to 1pm.

Holiday Office Hours Dec 8th, 2019

Office will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 26, closing at 6pm on the 31rst and closed on January 1rst and resuming regular hours on January 2nd thank you and have a safe and Happy Holidays. 

Most Common Orthopaedic Issues for Kids Dec 1st, 2019

From the moment they exit the womb, your child grows at a dizzying rate, sometimes gaining inches within a year. Behind this growth is a musculoskeletal system that’s constantly changing and adapting, which is a primary consideration when it comes to pediatric orthopaedic care. At Urgently Ortho, our team of...

How Do Flat Feet Affect Your Overall Health? Nov 1st, 2019

Your feet are the foundation for your entire body. Poor foot alignment and strength can affect the way that you hold your body and can even lead to injuries. One of the most common causes of foot pain and misalignment is a condition called flat feet, also known as fallen...

Here's Why Meniscus Tears Are So Common Oct 1st, 2019

Each of your knee joints contains two crescent-shaped cartilage discs known as the menisci. The menisci act as shock absorbers between your thigh and shin bones, preventing them from rubbing against one another at the joint.  The lateral meniscus is located on the outside of your knee joint, while the...

Is Your Child an Athlete? Tips for Keeping Them Safe and Injury-Free Sep 1st, 2019

There’s no argument that kids can gain lifelong physical and emotional benefits from youth sports. However, supporting an active lifestyle comes with risk. Every year, more than 2.6 million children age 19 and under visit emergency rooms for treatment of sports and recreation-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease...

Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Risk for Arthritis Aug 1st, 2019

Excess weight leads to a higher risk of developing arthritis While we celebrate all bodies and each person’s right to maintain their own healthy journey, research shows, however, that excessive weight and obesity can increase your risk of developing chronic illnesses like arthritis.  Consider some sobering statistics. According to the...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle from Becoming a Chronic Instability Jul 11th, 2019

“Oh, I didn’t twist it that bad…” That’s something we often hear as orthopedic specialists, but the truth is, no matter how slight an ankle sprain, there’s still potential for long-term injury and instability.  You wouldn’t let a head cold go untreated — give your ankles the same care and...

What You Should Do If You Suspect That You've Torn Your Rotator Cuff Jun 1st, 2019

Your rotator cuff surrounds and protects your shoulder joint as a group of muscles and tough tendons. This group of tissue keeps the head of your upper arm bone (humerus) secured where it belongs in your shoulder socket. An injury to your rotator cuff usually causes pain, weakness, stiffness, loss...

The Best Solutions for Treating Plantar Fasciitis Pain May 1st, 2019

When it comes to heel pain, plantar fasciitis is in a league of its own, practically hobbling you when you take your first steps in the morning or after a long period of inactivity. If you’re tired of wincing with each step, there are solutions that can quiet the pain...

Get Back in the Game Faster: What You Need to Know About Recovering from an ACL Sports Injury Apr 9th, 2019

No matter how eager you are to get back in the game, you might as well decide right from the start that your recovery from an ACL knee injury will take time. You can’t force the process, because your ACL must have enough time to regain optimal strength and stability....

Do Hyaluronate Knee Injections Work for Everyone? Mar 5th, 2019

Osteoarthritis of the knee can lead to chronic pain, frustrating stiffness, and diminished ability to do the things you love. It can even affect your ability to get around normally. While many different treatments for knee osteoarthritis and other knee pain exist — including oral pain medications, steroid injections, physical...

What Happens When Your Child Breaks a Growth Plate? Feb 1st, 2019

No doubt, you do everything you can to protect your child from getting hurt. But accidents happen. Hearing that your child has injured a growth plate may cause your heart to skip a beat and make you wonder how it affects your child’s full growth potential. Unfortunately, growth plates are...

10 Rules to Running injuries Jan 19th, 2019

Running injuries are not an act of God They result from the interaction of the athlete’s genetic structure with the environment through training methods. Essentially, you do not wake up one day with an injury.  Something happened.  You may have ignored certain symptoms or some alteration in your activity caused...

Stem the Joint-Aging Tide Jan 18th, 2019

According to the Arthritis Foundation, over half of us will experience some age-related joint degeneration, like osteoarthritis, during our lives. Osteoarthritis is the loss of the protective cushions of cartilage in joints like the knee. Once cartilage is damaged, it gets inflamed, which causes more damage and a painful cycle...

How Stem Cells and PRP Are Revolutionizing Arthritis Treatment Jan 18th, 2019

The term arthritis refers to more than 100 different diseases that have some common elements. All the different types of arthritis affect your joints, and they are all painful. Researchers are pursuing new treatments all the time, and two have shown promising results. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies...

Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes: What Every Parent Should Know Dec 18th, 2018

Participating in organized team sports or recreational athletics can provide innumerable benefits for school-age children and adolescents alike. In addition to giving them a way to improve their physical skills and become more disciplined, getting in the game can also help young people stay fit and practice good sportsmanship. Whether...